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Wayward Nation: A Cross-Country Journey to Find the Gen Y American Dream


Wayward Nation is a documentary series that follows Ethan and Mikey, an activist and a filmmaker, in a cross-country journey in search of stories that narrate how this generation is finding ways to rise to the challenge of becoming the next great generation.

By sharing these stories they hope to energize  and invigorate others into being extraordinary.

Wayward Nation takes us on a journey in search of the American Dream as defined by Gen Y. In these 5-10 minute episodes they will profile resilient Gen Y members who have found their purpose, be they a ground-breaking non-profit organization or someone who is just starting out.

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Wayward Nation plans to film 12 episodes for its first season, profiling people, for example: those who are trying to eradicate youth-homelessness, one backpack at a time or an open community that is restoring land and living sustainably. This is more than a web-series, it’s a movement that is trying to convert Gen Y’s cynicism into optimism. 

They are the first to have the technology to change the world. They make up 30% of the US population and have been said to be influenced and motivated by their peers so, just maybe, Wayward Nation can excite and provoke others into doing something positive in their lives.


Wayward Nation is live on Kickstarter and is looking for backers who will help them get on the road and start getting the stories about these prodigious Gen Y individuals to motivate others to get off the couch and start being the best they can be

By pledging as little as $15, you can get a downloadable HD version of all episodes and a special featurette for backers only with unreleased behind the scenes footage.

Gen Y and the New American Dream

The creators, as members of Gen Y, were motivated to do this project because they said, "We see the old notion of the American Dream as not only unattainable, but undesirable.

We believe there is a NEW version of the American Dream, and that there are plenty of people out there who have already figured out what that is.”


The pioneers of this New American Dream are normal people, just like us, who do what they love, and use that passion to make the world a better place. Wayward Nation is dedicated to telling their stories because to us, it's no longer about where we get to in life. It's about the roads we travel.

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